India and New Zealand are set to face each other in the final of the World Test Championship starting from June 18 in Southampton. It is a first of its kind summit clash and the excitement around the game is at its peak. The Kiwis are already in England and are currently involved in the two-match Test series. The first Test between the two teams ended in a draw at Lord’s while the second game will commence on June 10 at Edgbaston.
Interestingly, both the captains of the WTC Final, Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson, are yet to win the ICC trophy in any format while leading the team. The Kiwi skipper expressed his excitement on Monday (June 7) while speaking to ICC’s official website.
Pointing out that he and Kohli have faced other enough at different levels of the sport, Williamson felt it will be nice to walk out for the toss with his counterpart on June 18. “We have played against each other in so many different levels and competitions and have known each other fairly well. So, it will be quite cool walking out there, doing the toss and having a bit of contact in first Test Championship final,” he said.
Meanwhile, Kane Williamson also spoke about India’s bowling attack which is one of the best in the modern times. He is aware of their bowling depth as well and understands that New Zealand batsmen will have to play their best to challenge India.
“yeah, they have got a fantastic attack. Brilliant, obviously a brilliant side. Throughout we have seen the depth they have as well, certainly saw that in Australia as well. A lot of strengths in their fast bowling and spin department. So yeah, a brilliant side, ranked right up the top, which is fair enough and an exciting opportunity for us to be involved in the final taking on the best,” Williamson further added.